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New York Times, Monday, October 12, 1998

Author:
Richard Chisholm
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Richard Chisholm

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Chisholm. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 1998, The New York TimesNo. 1012 ( 17,870 )
Across
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Modern communication : EMAIL
6
Holland export : EDAM
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1944 battle site : STLO
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Where Pago Pago is : SAMOA
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"La Bohème" heroine : MIMI
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One with a look-alike : TWIN
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Interpreter of the news : SPINDOCTOR
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Epidemic : RIFE
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C.I.A. predecessor : OSS
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"___ Irae" (Latin hymn) : DIES
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Mishandles : ABUSES
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Soccer great born Edson Arantes : PELE
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"Rob Roy" author : SCOTT
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The ___ that be : POWERS
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Magic charm : TALISMAN
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They're worn on the day after Mardi Gras : ASHES
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Dot on a computer screen : PIXEL
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Sumac whose voice covered five octaves : YMA
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It's dipped in a dip : CHIP
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Carpentry grooves : DADOS
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Actress Adams of James Bond films : MAUD
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Suffix with mountain : EER
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Respected man : DOYEN
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Iranian language : FARSI
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Soup crackers : SALTINES
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More subdued : CALMER
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Babble : PRATE
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Peace symbol : DOVE
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Victors' reward : SPOILS
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Car at an auto dealership : DEMO
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___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO
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Stage accessory : PROP
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Recovery : TURNAROUND
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Prisoner's spot : CELL
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Burden : ONUS
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Upper crust : ELITE
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Church recess : APSE
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Beep on a beeper : PAGE
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Frighten off : DETER
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Exxon predecessor : ESSO
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Guidebook features : MAPS
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French friends : AMIS
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It's charged in physics : ION
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Fire truck equipment : LADDERS
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Host : EMCEE
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Dah's counterparts : DITS
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Latin 101 word : AMO
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Smokey Robinson's group, with "the" : MIRACLES
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Swaggers : STRUTS
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"Make me do it" : TWISTMYARM
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Time Inc. magazine : LIFE
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Wallet stuffers : ONES
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Rembrandts, e.g. : OILS
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Seethe : BOIL
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Chick's sound : PEEP
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Anglo-___ : SAXON
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Walks a hole in the carpet : PACES
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Actor Milo or Michael : OSHEA
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Fancy bath features : WHIRLPOOLS
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Neap and ebb : TIDES
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Make smile : AMUSE
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Very depths : NADIR
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Check casher : PAYEE
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"Keep going!" : DONTSTOP
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Stag attender : MALE
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Clock face : DIAL
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Having winning odds : FAVORED
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Almost a homer : TRIPLE
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Knocked-out state : COMA
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Impenetrable : DENSE
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Pet protector, for short : SPCA
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Kind of school : PREP
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The "D" of D.E.A. : DRUG
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Diamonds, e.g. : SUIT
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Chip in : ANTE
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Frankfurt's river : ODER
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Spanish article : UNA
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Corrida cry : OLE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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